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NDS to establish NDIS Job Matching Service in WA

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The Hon. Sue Ellery MLC, Minister for Education and Training and The Hon. Stephen Dawson MLC, Minister for Disability Services recently announced NDS will establish a new NDIS Job Matching Service in WA to support the fast-growing disability sector address skills and recruitment needs while connecting job seekers with the right values to employment opportunities.

NDS will work with disability service providers to identify current and future workforce skills needs. This will include taking into consideration employer preference for particular qualifications, specialist skills, personal values or attributes or any other specific characteristics that align with the service providers’ core values and the needs of the people with disability being supported.

NDS will also work closely with the vocational education and training sector, Jobs and Skills Centres and Commonwealth employment services to connect skilled workers to the disability sector.

The NDIS Job Matching Service was developed with extensive industry input and in consultation with the State Training Board's Social Assistance and Allied Health Workforce Steering Committee.

NDS State Manager, Julie Waylen said "Implementation of the NDIS is impacting the quantum of the workforce required to meet demand for services, new skills and job roles. A sustainable workforce is essential to the overall success of the NDIS. The NDIS Job Matching Service will ensure a pipeline of skilled workers for the WA disability services sector."

"NDS is delighted to deliver this exciting new service and support the WA disability sector during this time to continue to provide high quality and safe services for people with disability."

The Hon. Stephen Dawson, Minister for Disability Services said "This strategy is an important part of our forward planning and preparedness to meet the workforce needs of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Western Australia.

"We continue to work closely with industry to identify skills priorities and support job creation in Western Australia.

"Importantly this service will help ensure people with disability receive the support they need, when they need it."

For further information view the joint Media Statement.

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Julie Waylen, State Manager, 92089805,